DESIGN YOUR LIFE. WITH YOUR MEDIA DESIGN STUDIES.
You want to design digital and analogue communication worlds? You wish to provide services, products and entire companies with an unmistakable image? Then the Bachelor's programme in Media Design at IU International University of Applied Sciences will teach you what creative skills you will need for that cross-media strategies and concepts are as much a part of your daily work as web design, video editing and app development. Whether it’s an online or printed version, all areas of media design will be part of your job. You will acquire all creative specialist skills that are very much needed in traditional advertising or media agencies as well as in publishing houses or television.
Distance learning, dual studies or part-time studies? The IU Bachelor's degree programme in Media Design will provide you with comprehensive skills in the most diverse areas of media design. In addition to theoretical methods of visual communication, the curriculum focuses on the practical implementation of projects. In this way, you will not only develop ideas but also directly implement your own concepts with the help of the latest software solutions. By doing so, you will collect first works for your very individual design portfolio, which will make your career start as a media designer much easier.
Information on accreditation and state approval can be found on the sub-page of the degree program.
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Why you should study at IU
- SALARY INCREASE up to 20%
- By studying at IU International University, you can expect up to 20% more salary in your future career.
- MORE RESPONSIBILITY IN THE JOBS OF THE FUTURE
- The job market is constantly changing - studying with us gives you the perfect preparation for the business world.
- OPTIMAL PROMOTION AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
- Start out in the professional world without compromises - no problem with a degree from us.
As a screen designer, you are responsible for the design and graphic implementation of digital user interfaces. This includes the design of the layouts, animations, sound and advertising. You work closely with programmers and graphic designers. You have a lot of opportunities to bring your creativity and artistic talent to bear in your everyday work. You make sure to prepare information in a comprehensible and structured way to make it as easily accessible to users as possible.
As a media designer in the print industry, you play a key role in ensuring that print products such as magazines, posters, or flyers reach retailers, trade fairs, and your customers. You are responsible for the creative conception and implementation of these products. Your job requires coordinating with other departments and customers and working on the end product with various programmes such as Photoshop and InDesign.
Motion design combines traditional graphic design and classic audio-visual disciplines with modern digital technology. As a motion designer, you work at the intersection among art, design, advertising, animation, technology, and film. Your job is to translate information, messages, stories, ideas, concepts, strategies, and brands into moving audio-visual products that attract attention and interest and entertain, surprise, and inspire people. Motion design is mainly used in film and television, but its importance is growing in industries such as publishing, advertising, branding, corporate identity, the internet, and games industry, as well as culture and architecture.
- Design of interactive media
- User Interface Design
- Digital media formats
- Image and video editing
- Media law
Our bachelor's degree programs are generally free admission programs. Precondition, in any case, is at least a university entrance qualification in the form of:
- A General qualification diploma or vocational technical diploma
- An entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences
- A master craftsman's diploma
- Or advanced further training
- Or at least two years of vocational training plus at least three years of professional experience.
For detailed information and advice about possible exceptions, please refer to the corresponding subpage of the respective bachelor's degree program.
Have you already completed a vocational training, have you been working professionally for several years or have you been able to successfully complete your studies? Perfect! This is because you can then have certain prior credits and academic achievements specifically recognized to shorten your study time and reduce your tuition fees.
You can find out which of your previous degrees, certificates or professional experience and skills can be credited to you on the websites of the individual course of study or directly from the student advisor for the location you are interested in.
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You study completely on your own terms – whenever, wherever and however you want! Get the perfect blend of innovative study tools, interactive study formats via video chat (live or on demand) and personal support.
Are you busy at work, do you have a family, want to travel or take care of other projects while you study? Go for it!
You can expect a variety of innovative tools for every type of learner, e.g. our smart IU Learn app, digital scripts, interactive books and learning videos. You can take your exams online 24/7.
Depending on your personal or professional situation, you are free to decide whether to take one course after the other or several in parallel.
If you need more time than planned, you can simply take a semester off or extend your studies by up to 12 months – completely free of charge!
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Study the way you want after graduating from high school. Campus or online - you decide.
Study on campus during the day or in the virtual lecture hall, exchange ideas with professors and fellow students and deepen your knowledge on our digital platform. This way you will benefit from the perfect mix of classic student life and flexible online studies!
If you want, our 15 locations are always available for you to study and meet new people.
In myStudium, you will be able to seamlessly combine freedom and structure! You will study two to three days a week on campus and deepen your knowledge flexibly on our digital learning platform with innovative tools.
Our experienced professors come directly from the professional world and will teach you the latest in science and practice in modern subjects. This will optimally prepare you for real professional life.
You can start myStudium four times a year. We have neither NC nor waiting semesters or entrance exams.
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Studies or work experience? Why not both?
You will study in person or virtually and learn how to put your knowledge into practice during your practical phases in a company. The perfect mix of theory and practical experience, tailored exactly to you and your needs.
You will regularly alternate between theory and practice and thus learn to apply what you have learned directly with your practice partner. The structure and the schedule of the course are fixed.
Our network of over 10,000 practice partners is there for you; but you can also count on our support in finding a practice partner.
Of course, your practice partner will also pay all your tuition fees. With us, you will pay nothing at all.
Our professor come from the real world because we value practical content instead of just pure isolated theory. Of course, our degree programmes are accredited and state-recognised.
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